Innovative Music Lessons
“Music expresses that which
cannot be put into words
and that which cannot remain silent.”
Music is about more than just reading notes off a page. Music involves, feeling, self
expression, aesthetics, flow, emotion, movement, centeredness, and most importantly connecting with self and others.
I help students cultivate a love for music and a comfort to participate in making music.
I help students learn:
Learning music skills is important: reading, writing, sight singing, counting, composition, theory.
I use multiple modalities to teach the fundamental understanding and language of music - this understanding can then apply to any instrument.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the youngest age that you teach?
There are many differant factors- maturity of child, how involved a parent wants to be. I find 4 year olds can generally start having productive lessons.
How important is practice at home?
For some kids, practicing alone is quite frustrating and unproductive. For some families, I recommend that the child practices to accompany a parent doing a chore such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Their practice is then being of service. For some children, I use various computer based feedback games. This greatly regularly of practice.
Clients have included:
Christ Church Preschool, Greenwich, CT.
Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School, Greenwich, CT.
Montessori Middle School, Norwalk, CT.
Montessori Elementary, Wilton, CT.
Weston Westport Cooperative Nursery School.
Norwalk Library, Norwalk, CT.
Chabad of Riverdale, Riverdale, New York.
Boys and Girls Club, Stamford, CT.
K.E.Y.S. Program: Kids Empowered by your Support including its locations at:
Roosevelt Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT.
Horizons at Green Farms Academy, Westport, CT.
Horizons at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.
M.A. in Expressive Therapies, Lesley College
B.A. in Music and Psychology, WCSU